Doha (AsiaNews) - The first notes of Ramadan began for hospitals of Qatar with the hospitalization of dozens of people who complained of abdominal pains, caused by excessive amount of food consumed, evidently, during the first Iftar, the dinner that, during the month of fasting, is eaten after sundown.
This is what one doctor at the Al Ahli Hospital told Arabian Business. Com, "most cases arriving at the emergency room regard gastritis. We see between 10 and 15 patients a day". He added, "They begin to arrive around 8:00 pm, 8:30 with stomach pains and vomiting attacks". And they can't stop it, because there is an inflammation of the mucosa of the stomach". They are treated intravenously with sedatives, anti-inflammatories and emetics.
Last year, there were roughly a hundred persons admitted during the first night of Ramadan were a hundred, mostly suffering from abdominal pains.